University Library

Course Reserves

Course reserves are typically used for books, videos, and other audiovisual materials.


Course reserves are part of Circulation and are located at the Connection Center on the 3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons. For specific questions about reserve, contact Megan Martin, Circulation Supervisor.


Information about specific reserve materials may be accessed via XPLORE by course or by professor. Materials must be requested and checked out at the Connection Center in the Learning Commons. A valid Xavier University ID (ALL Card) is required to check out reserve materials.To avoid overdue charges, please return all reserve materials on time to the Connection Center. Do not leave them on tables, by the photocopiers, or elsewhere in the Library or Learning Commons. Course reserves are available up to 15 minutes before closing.

Loan periods

Depending on the professor's request, loan periods may be:

  • 3 hours
  • 1 day
  • 3 days
  • 7 days

Reserve materials may not be renewed.

Loan Period

Overdue Fines

Maximum Fines

Lost Items

3-hours $2/hour per item $10 $85 + fines
1 day $2/day per item $10 $85 + fines
3 days $2/day per item $10 $85 + fines
7 days $2/day per item $10 $85 + fines


For Faculty: Course Reserves Request Form